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February 27, 2019
Middle School Math
Middle School Math
Expected Beginning Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: 03/31/19

Math at The Athenian School is interwoven throughout the curriculum and a key part of many of the experiential Focus Days that happen at the Middle School. Math teachers participate in an integral 6-12 arc in helping students develop their mathematical thinking and expression as they realize their learning outcomes. As with all our teaching positions, Middle School faculty teach electives and participate in all aspects of daily life at Athenian.

Key Responsibilities:

• Teaches three sections of Middle School Math
• Teaches Middle School electives
• Leads an advisory group of mixed grade (6-8) students
• Collaborates with other faculty to participate in and/or lead interdisciplinary Focus Days
• Co-curricular duties as assigned

Core Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in math or related field and at least 3 years teaching experience is required
• Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship
• Experience with student-centered, interdisciplinary and project-based learning

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with constructivist method of math instruction
• Master's degree in math or related field and/or teaching credential is preferred
• Computational thinking
• Experience teaching in both Middle and Upper school experience

School Description:

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 515 students, including 59 boarding students, 50 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website: www.athenian.org).

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, nationality, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.
Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

The Athenian School Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
Athenian is committed to upholding and protecting the dignity and worth of all people, recognizing everyone’s shared humanity. Equity, inclusion and diversity are much more than social principles at Athenian; they are educational imperatives. These imperatives are at the core of Athenian’s philosophy and the School counts on its community members to support this ideal.

Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: [email protected]
Address your letter of interest to Lauren Railey, Middle School Head. Please also include the source through which you learned about this position: Job search website (which one?), professional referral organization (which one?), Athenian website, etc.

Lauren Railey
[email protected]

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